Who we are
Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people. Our vision is driven by the belief that inspiring our young people is essential, not only to their individual development, but to the development of Scotland, its economy and its place in the world.
Each year, we celebrate the best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world by producing the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, showcasing high quality, distinctive Scottish and international performances to an audience of around 19,000 children, their teachers, and their families.
We also run a vibrant and immersive year-round programme of creative development and schools projects, engaging children from very deprived backgrounds who are at the most risk of never engaging with theatre and dance.
All children deserve the opportunity to develop their creativity, emotional intelligence and reach their true potential. Your donation will support us in this work by enabling more children in Scotland to experience work that is deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring.